About The Mint Hill Weather Station
This weather station is privately owned and operated in Mint Hill, North Carolina at a distance of 3.6 miles East from the square of Mint Hill and 14.5 miles East-Southeast of the center of Charlotte.
The station’s data are collected by a Davis Vantage Pro2 Professional Weather Station with a 24-hour fan-aspirated radiation shield. This shield combines fan aspiration and passive shielding to minimize the effects of solar radiation on temperature readings. In addition to the temperature sensor this station has an anemometer, automatic rain gauge, humidity sensor, barometer, and solar/UV sensors. The sensors for this station are situated as optimally as possible for the highest accuracy with the temperature-humidity sensor 5 feet above the ground and the anemometer approximately 34 feet above the ground in a relatively clear area.
Data from this station are transmitted wirelessly to a dedicated weather computer every 3 seconds. This computer then uploads that data to MintHillWeather.com with the current conditions updating every 10 seconds. Data quality is constantly monitored via the Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP). Our Live Sky Camera is co-located with the weather station and updates every minute. The solar-powered weather station is fully automated and operates 24 hours a day every day.Chris Mullis, Ph.D. is the founder and operator of this station and MintHillWeather.com.
(This article in the local paper provides more background information.)
About Mint Hill
Mint Hill is a suburban town on the outskirts of Charlotte in southeastern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The Mint Hill community was first settled in 1750 and the town was incorporated in 1971. Mint Hill's current population is approximately 25,000 people.
About Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County is located in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina. The county touches the South Carolina border and has an advantageous position between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Mecklenburg County was officially formed in 1762. Home to North Carolina's largest city of Charlotte, Mecklenburg has nearly 1 million residents making it the most populated and the most densely populated county in North Carolina.